Prosecutors believe that Tiffany Li ordered a man to kill her ex-boyfriend and get rid of the body. Li now stands trial accused of killing Keith Green, the father of her two children. In an extraordinary move, Li was able to post $35 million bail to be released from jail. She was able to do so with the help of friends and family that have close ties to China. According to San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe it is the largest bail ever posted in the county and one of the largest posted in the United States. Her trial is set for September. The judge ordered that Li wear an electronic monitoring device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and comply with house arrest orders.
Li was originally arrested at her Hillsborough mansion about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Prosecutors suspect that she killed her ex-boyfriend in fear that she would lose custody of her two children. The couple was involved in a custody battle over their two young children. The night of the alleged murder, Li and Green met to discuss the dispute. Li’s account of the evening came into question when cell phone towers picked up the signal of her estranged boyfriend’s phone at her house, despite Li saying that she had driven home alone after their encounter. Li began dating a mutual friend, Kaveh Bayat, shortly after her break-up with Green. He is believed to have had a role in the murder.